Tabbing from Radwindow can access parent

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  1. VS
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    Posted 05 Jul 2009 Link to this post


    I have a radwindow with some .net controls. When i tab from the radwindow, it goes thru all the controls in the radwindow and then it reaches the url field of the browser of the parent page.

    How can i restrict the access moving to the parent page from radwindow.
    Any help will be much appreciated.


  2. Georgi Tunev
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    Posted 06 Jul 2009 Link to this post

    Hello Sujith,

    This behavior is expected - RadWindow is based on an IFRAME and behaves just like one. It is default browser's behavior to allow tabbing outside of an IFRAME and we cannot control that from our side.

    Our suggestion is to replace the RadWindow with a standard IFRAME and to use a custom logic on the content page that would cancel the tabbing - you can check the Net for possible solutions (the forums are a good place to start). Once you have your code working as expected, the same logic will work with RadWindow as well.

    Sincerely yours,
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  3. VS
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    Posted 06 Jul 2009 Link to this post

    ok thanks. I had already found a solution to it.
  4. nk
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    Posted 16 Nov 2010 Link to this post

    we have a similar issue where the parent page has radio button list control. When the radwindow is open and user tabs through, the focus shifts to the selected radio button on base page.

  5. Svetlina Anati
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    Posted 16 Nov 2010 Link to this post

    Hello nk,

     I already answered your thread and for your convenience and for others who might have the same question I pasted my reply below:

     This behavior has been fixed some time ago and what I can suggest is to upgrade to the latest version of RadControls - in it the modal RadWindow will not lead to this problem.

    As an alternative, you can manually blur the radio button in the OnClientShow event of the RadWindow, set tabindex equal to -1 and then restore the settings in the RadWindow's OnClientClose event. However, I recommend to better upgrade to the latest version of RadControls because the built-in source code handles more scenarios which could later occur on your side and you will also not need to write any code since this works as you require out of the box. In addition, many bugfixes were applied and nice new features were implemented and you will be also able to take advantage of them if you upgrade.

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  6. vijay
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    Posted 18 Dec 2011 Link to this post

    Can you please help me how to resolve tabbing problem on RadWindow by setting tabindex. Can you please send me one sample.
  7. Marin Bratanov
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    Posted 19 Dec 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Vijay,

    Please start off by properly configuring your pages to allow keyboard support - all elements that can take the focus should have the tabIndex property set accordingly (no duplicates and order as you desire it on t he page). This applies for the content page as well. I also strongly suggest that you use the latest version of the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX (Q3 2011 currently) as there have been recently some fixes on this behavior.

    I am also attaching here two pages that work correctly on my end (of course after a bit of fidgeting with the on screen keyboard in the beginning :) then I figured how it works and focused the browser) ( and show the basic logic of the configuration. Also keep in mind that you can still tab out of the iframe the RadWindow creates and focus the browser's buttons, address bar, etc. This is the browser behavior for keyboard support and we cannot disable this (nor should we, it would break accessibility support).

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  8. Ganesh
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    Posted 22 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    VS, can you share what approch did you take to resolve tabbing out of radwindo issue.
  9. Kiresh
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    Posted 17 Apr 2013 Link to this post

    can you share your solution with me i have the same problem?

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